Hazel Buys grew up living the gypsy life, circling the globe as her family accompanied her father on his military assignments to Asia, Europe and the United States. During this time she absorbed the stories and fables from many different cultures. Her love of literature is rooted deeply in these early travels. Hazel began writing in her early teens and is currently writing a series of middle grade mystery novels. Hazel regularly publishes reviews of children’s books with Children’s Literature. Her picture book, Olaf’s Door, was published by the multi-media publisher, zuuka, Inc. Visit Hazel at www.hazelbuys.com.